Nicholas County Station 1 

Richwood Fire Department

Community Service Above And Beyond Since 1906

This part of the site is dedicated to our brothers that have went on to fight the "Big One in the Sky"


"Bold Text Denotes Active Member at Time of Death"

None of these men died in the line of duty

Thank You,

◊Harry Harless - 1977

◊Woodrow "Woody" Greer - 1982

◊Adrian Douglas - 1982

◊Chief Ed Buck - 1989

◊Charlie "Buzzard" Cottrill - 1991

◊Paul Jones Jr. - 1994

◊Robert "Bob" Spencer - 1998

◊John Postek - 

◊Les Norris -

 ◊ Jamie Tinney - 2010

Samuel "Soldier" Toney - 2012 

◊ Jeff Bess - 2018 

Men For Your Duty And Honor To Your Department And Your Community You Will Never Be Forgotten And Shall Always Be A Member Of The
Richwood Volunteer Fire Department.

What is a Fireman?

He's the guy next door

He's a man's man with the sharp memory of a little boy who never got over the excitement of fire engines and sirens and smoke and danger.

He's a guy like you and me with wants and worries and unfulfilled dreams.

Yet he stands taller than most of us....


He puts it all on the line when his pager beeps.

A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men

He's a man who savors life because he has seen too much death.

He's a gentle man because he has seen too much of the 
violent forces out of control. 

He's a man responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again.

He's a man who appericates the simple pleasures of life. . . hot coffee held in numbed, unbending fingers . . . the flush of fresh air pumping through smoke and fire convulsed lungs . . . a warm bed for bone and muscle compelled beyound feeling . . . the comraderie of brave men . . . the divine peace of selfless service and a job well done in the name of all men.

He doesn't wear buttons or wave flags or shout obscenities and when he marches, it is to honor a fallen comrade.

He doesn't preach the brotherhood of firemen.